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Want a quick bite? You’re in luck, because the Mandalay Bay Food Court has some exciting new dining options available. Grab a juicy burger at Johnny Rockets. Have a hot frankfurter at Nathan’s Famous. These are just a couple of the new restaurants we’re proud to provide to our guests on the go. You’ll find our new Food Court outside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center near the entrance. 11:00 AM–7:00 PM; 11:00 PM–3:00 AM; Sun. 11:00 AM–6:00 PM. MGM Grand Food Court. 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (MGM Grand Hotel) 6.2 'So.


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Hotel Histories

History of the MGM Grand

Opened as the Marina in 1975
Opened as MGM Grand December 18, 1993

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The Marina Hotel and Casino opened in 1975, at 3805 Las Vegas Boulevard.

The resort held the Port of Call Restaurant. The decor was authenticseafaring with colorful nautical trappings. The casino held four pokertables, and a sports and racing book.

In 1980, Kirk Kerkorian's dream, the MGM Grand (now Bally's LV), became a tragedy. Eventhough the MGMs interior was rebuilt safer, Kerkorian knew that his dreamwould always be associated with death and tragedy.

He proceeded to buy the Marina in 1989, and changed its name to the MGMMarina. Seeing the Marina as a stable, solidly built resort, he decidednot to destroy the resort but to build around it, making the Marina a partof his dream. The 100 acre Tropicana Country Club was also bought. OnNovember 30, 1990, the Marina was closed and on October 7, 1991, groundbreaking occurred to recreate Kerkorian's The City of Entertainment. Atotal of 1,500 workers put in 12,000 man hours per day with constructioncosts averaging $1 million each day.

On February 23, 1993, MGM celebrated a 'topping off' ceremony with theplacement of the last panel of emerald green glass hoisted onto one of the30-story hotel towers. A total of 5,005 green balloons were released, eachcontaining a gift certificate valid for one complimentary stay in one ofthe rooms.

On December 18, 1993, the $1 billion, 5,005 room dream became a realitymaking the MGM the largest hotel in the United States. The MGM Grandsat onapproximately 112 acres, with 171,500 square feet of casino (larger thanYankee Stadium's field), eight restaurants, five lounges and bars, 23retail shops, and 158,000 square feet of meeting space.

When entering the resort, guests were greeted by the characters fromthe Wizard of Oz on the yellow brick road. Looking up at the ceiling onecould see the silhouette of the Wicked Witch of West flying, and variousjack-in-the-boxes on top of some of the slot machines would have munchkinspopping out.

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The Emerald City Casino was a seven-story replica of the City of Oz,complete with The Wizard's Secret, a multi-media magic show. This casinowas the largest of the four MGM Grand gaming areas with the Flying MonkeyBar contained inside. The Hollywood Casino contained bright lights &footlights, marquees, and celebrity look-alikes. One could have a drink inthe Center Stage Lounge. The Monte Carlo Casino contained Baccarat withtraditional table games with the Betty Boop Bar contained inside.

The Sports Casino contained horse-racing, race cars, baseball, football,and basketball. This sports book utilized state-of-the art equipmentspecially designed for the MGM. Its bar was the Turf Club Lounge.

All rooms contained color cable TVs with remote and in-room movies, AM/FMstereo clock radio, baths with marble tub and shower, and a choice of kingor two queen size beds. The rooms contained lavish thick carpets,bedding, and drapes.

Restaurants included Haagen Daz' Ice Cream Shoppe; Oz Buffet Studio CafeCoffee Shop, which was opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Coyote Cafefor Santa Fe-style cooking; Wolfgang Puck Cafe for gourmet pizza &California cuisine; Sir Reginald's Steakhouse, Leonard's for Italian food;Dragon Court for Cantonese and Schezuan food; and Ocean Grill & The CrackedCrab for seafood. The One Liners Food Court contained Mama Ilardo'sPizzeria, Hamada Orient Express, McDonald's, Nathan's and Taco Bell.

Parking was accessed underneath the five-story domed porte cochere accessedon Tropicana Avenue. There was valet parking for 1,200 cars andself-parking for 4,800 vehicles. The video wall in the guest registrationlobby featured 60 TV monitors screening original entertainment videos.


Stores included MGM Grand Adventure Store, Emerald City Gift Shop, MGMGrand & Co., Grand Spirits Liquor Shop, Front Page Newsstand, MarshallRousso Collection, and Kenneth J. Lane.

The Grand Spa featured six Jacuzzi spas, steam and sauna, personaltrainers, and pro shop. The resort held four tennis courts, all lit fornight play. The Grand Oasis pool area was 144,000 square feet with a sandybeach entry, luxury cabanas, and the Sand Bar snack bar.

The 30,000 square foot Oz Midway and Video Arcade was located next to theFood Court.

The Youth Center was given to Director Mike Messner who helped create theYouth Hotel previously at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Youth Center had$30,000 of renovations before the center could be licensed by the county asan accommodation facility. Reload bonus. The original designers failed to include twoexits for each room, a handicapped accessible toilet, no water fountainsand other things necessary to secure licensing.

The Adventures Theme was advertised almost as a separate entity from theresort. The park sat on 33 acres of land with 8 themed areas leading to 7action rides and attractions, 4 theatres with 4 shows, 9 food and beverageoutlets, and 12 retail shops. The themed areas were called CasablancaPlaza, New York Street, Asian Village, French Street, Salem Waterfront,Tumbleweed Gulch, New Orleans Square, and Olde England Street.

On December 31, 1993, Barbra Streisand christened the opening of the 16,325seat Garden Arena with her first concert in more than 20 years.

In mid June of 1995, the monorail from MGM to Bally's was opened to thepublic. The coming out party for the monorail on behalf of Bally'sconsisted of showgirls and guys from Jubilee helping the groups to themonorail. Characters from the Wizard of Oz greeted the groups on the MGM side.

In 1995, EFX was shown at the resort starring Michael Crawford of Phantomof the Opera fame. The part was originally offered to Rick Springfield butSpringfield declined.

In November of 1996, David Cassidy took Michael Crawford's place inEFX. The part was again offered to Rick Springfield but Springfield statedthe timing wasn't right.

On February 15, 1998, the MGM opened its Studio 54 with a privateperformance by Elton John, drawing dozens of celebrities. This eventraised more than $1 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The 22,000 square foot nightclub features state-of-the-art sound, video andlighting, as well as DJs playing dance music including hits from the discoera. The three story studio includes three dance floors and four bars, anexclusive private area for invited guests and several semi-privatelounges. Each dance floor features its own lighting and sound system anddecor that recalls the 'behind the scenes' look of sound studios.

The resort also contains the Entertainment Dome with high energy bands thatperform daily.

In April of 1998, the MGM opened its $100 million, 380,000 square footstate-of-the-art Conference Center showcasing its tri-level facility withindoor and outdoor meeting space. This area includes two giant ballroomsand nearly 50,000 square feet of pre-function space with views of the GrandPool & Spa complex. The Center features up to 60 meeting rooms for 20 to6,000 people, as well as two separate loading docks for easy and accessiblemove-in. The total meeting space, including the existing ballroom in thehotel and in the Conference Center is 275,000 net square feet.

As of August 2001, MGM Grand sits on approximately 114 acres and offered the followingrooms: Deluxe Rooms - Grand Tower; Players Suites; Spa Suites; VistaSuites; Lobby Suites; Glamour; Patio Suites; Vista Parlor Suites; andGrand Class 29th Floor.

The MGM contains restaurants including Dragon Court; Emeril Lagasse's NewOrleans Fish House; Gatsby's; The Hollywood Brown Derby; MGM Grand Buffet;Neyla, A Mediterranean Grill; Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant; Stage Deli;Studio Cafe; The Rainforest Cafe; Wolfgang Puck Cafe; Mark Miller's CoyotaCafe, Grill Room, Grand Wok and Sushi Bar, Farmer's Market, and Cabana Grill.

The MGM includes the 650 seat Hollywood and the 450 seat Center Stage Lounge.

The MGM was also the first resort on the Strip to have an outdoor seasonalamusement park called Grand Adventures. The park featured rides such asSkyscreamer; Lightning Bolt; Les Bumper Boats; Over the Edge; GrandCanyon Rapids; Parisian Taxis Bumper; and Pedalin' Paddleboats.

The Show Place Junction was an outdoor stage hosting high energy shows, andthe Star Steppin' Stage featured soulful sounds.

Shops included MGM Grand & Co., Lion Habitat Retail Shop, Emerald City GiftShop, Marshall Rousso Peruzzi, Bernini, Sunglass Shop, The Rainforest Caferetail outlet, El Portal Luggage, Houdini Magic, Kenneth Jay Lane, LasVegas Harley Davidson, Welcome to Las Vegas, Photo Magic and Roaring Spirits.

The casino included approximately 3,700 gaming machines, approximately 165gaming tables, Poker room, Keno, and a 227 square foot a race and sportsbook with twelve 50' TVs, which features two separate rooms complimented byprivate tables with its own 13' TV, desk lamp, and laptop computer hookups.

In 1999, the MGM Grand completed its latest set of renovations totalling$575 million, including the replacement of the golden Leo entranceway witha 50-ton gold statue of Leo.

In February of 1999, the 5,000 square foot Forever Grand Wedding Chapelconsisting of two elegantly decorated chapels was opened.

On May 15, 1999, The Mansion opened. The Mansion has aTuscan-Mediterranean influence and themed after a 200 year old Italianvilla, featuring 29 private villas ranging from 2,400 square feet to 12,000square feet.

The Grand Pool is a 6.6 acre featuring five separate pools, three largewhirlpools, lush tropical landscaping, bridges, fountains and waterfallswith a combined swimming space of more than 27,000 square feet including agently flowing river pool, which is the city's longest ride of its kind at1,000 feet long. The 147,000 square foot of sunbathing space canaccommodate 2,500 sunbathers. The Grand Pool area also has privatecabanas, cocktail service and a poolside restaurant the Cabana Grille.

The Spa Complex is 30,000 square feet area featuring saunas, steam rooms,whirlpools, relaxation lounges, more than 30 treatment rooms and two 1,100square foot private VIP Spa Suites. The fitness center showcasesstate-of-the-art virtual reality climbers and bikes, treadmills,cross-trainers, free-weights and computerized circuit-training equipment.

On July 1, 1999 the $9 million, 5,345 square foot Lion Habitat opened witha variety of lions including Goldie Metro, and Baby Lion, a directdescendent of MGM Studios' famous signature marquee lion, Metro. Guestscan be encircled in a 3,000 square foot queuing area surrounded by lions atany time via a see-through, walk-way tunnel that runs through the Habitat,allowing lions to prowl above and below. At any given time there may be upto five lions in the habitat.

On January 15, 1999, the $45 million EFX premiered with its new star TommyTune. Once again, the part was offered to Rick Springfield but Springfieldsaid the timing wasn't right.

One of the unique forms of entertainment is for couples gettingmarried. In addition to the standard, themed weddings on the 250 footSkyScreamer, in Studio 54, and at EFX are also offered.

On March 6, 2000, it was announced that Mirage Resorts has been sold toKirk Kerkorian/MGM Grand for $4.4 billion in cash. The assets range fromMirage's $1.60 billion Bellagio resort tothe MGM Grand, the national's largest hotel. MGM also assumed $2 billionin Mirage debt.

The MGM Grand Hotel-Casino planned to open 'Mansion Casino,' a new8,000-square-foot high-end gaming area, by Memorial Day weekend.

On April 26, 2000, MGM celebrated the grand opening of the company's newsatellite registration/hotel check-in center at the McCarran InternationalAirport. This is the first of its kind opened by a hotel company at anyUnited States airport.

On January 30, 2001, EFX replaced Tommy Tune with RickSpringfield. Springfield signed a one year contract for the show.

In February, 2001, Grand Adventures closed down and was renamed The Park atMGM Grand, which will be available only for group business and specialsevents with 50 or more people.

On August 1, 2001, Springfield suffered a broken arm when he fell whileperforming in EFX. In one of the last scenes of the second show,Springfield was on a 20-foot high beam that lowered him to the stage whenhe fell 10 to 15 feet as the audience watched. Understudy Sal Salangsangfilled in for Springfield for the rest of the week.

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